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ⓘ Modern defence. The Modern defence is a chess opening. It is almost the only defence which can be played against any opening move; and it may be played as an op ..




Modern defence
                                     

ⓘ Modern defence

The Modern defence is a chess opening. It is almost the only defence which can be played against any opening move; and it may be played as an opening move itself. It consists in the immediate fianchetto of the kings bishop. The first moves might be:

1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7

The opening is hypermodern. Black does not occupy the centre, he counter-attacks the centre built up by his opponent. He will probably play.d6 next, then develop his K-side, then perhaps counter-attack the white centre with.c5. The system is extremely flexible, and there are many transpositions. There are players, including a few grandmasters, who play almost nothing but the Modern with white and black.